Biography of B. H. Botsford
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Botsford, B. H., is of New England descent, his father and mother being natives of Vermont and Connecticut. The father, Ephraim Bennett Botsford, was born in Sharon, Conn., and died in Arcade, Wyoming county, in 1858, aged seventy four years, and the mother was born in Vermont and died in Arcade in 1855, aged sixty six, her maiden name being Ruth Hatch. The children of Ephraim and Ruth (Hatch) Botsford were as follows: Alva H., born in Chateaugay, Franklin county, in March, 1810, and died at Grand Rapids, Mich., in 1879; Osro D., born in Franklin county in 1812, and died in Iowa in 1884, married Abigail Hall, who died in Iowa in 1886; Lois and Louisa, (twins) born in Franklin county in 1815, Louisa died at the age of three years, Lois married Charles Hatch, and died in Michigan in 1892; Dalina, was born in Franklin county in 1817, and married Samuel Love!; Barnabus H. (Our subject), born in Arcade, Wyoming county, in March, 1820; A. Bates. born in Arcade in 1823, and resides in Grand Rapids, Mich.; Merit, born in Arcade in 1829, and died in Michigan. Ephraim B. Botsford, the father, was a tanner, currier and shoemaker through life. Barnabus H. was educated in the common schools of Arcade, after which he learned the trade of tanner and currier, and the shoemaking business of his father at the age of eighteen, and tollowed the business of shoemaking to the present time, in the village of Gaines. He has been a Republican since the party was formed in 1856, and has served as town clerk of Gaines nine terms. Mr. Botsford, in 1844 married Elmira Truchel, who died in 1849. They had one son, Albert W., now residing in Tennessee, is married and had four children, three living. In 1850 Mr. Botsford married his second wife, Mary C. Bacon, born in 1813.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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